DALLAS, TX --- TransData, Inc. announce that Itron, Inc. (ITRI) and Landis+Gyr (a business unit of Toshiba Corporation) have agreed to license TransData's Smart Meter Patents portfolio. The terms of the agreements are confidential.
TransData's Smart Meter Patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,181,294; 6,462,713; and 6,903,699) cover the pioneering technology invented by TransData that enabled equipping a digital electric meter with an internal wireless "under-glass" communication circuit and antenna used for wireless meter data communications. Digital electric meters equipped with TransData's patented technology are commonly referred to as "smart meters" or "advanced metering infrastructure".
With these agreements, four of the "Big-5" electric meter manufacturers (Itron, Aclara/GE, Landis+Gyr and Sensus) have licensed TransData's Smart Meter Patents for use in their electric meters equipped with wireless communications. Several other companies including Vision Metering, M2M Technologies and smart street light manufacturer Telensa, Ltd. have also obtained licenses to use TransData's patented technology in their products. A list of licensees can be found on the Company's website.
TransData's Smart Meter Patent licensees represent approximately 90% of the digital electric meters equipped with under-glass wireless communications sold in the United States and Canada.
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